Pine tree three pence

Object Number: 
INV.12808b
Date: 
1652
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm ) diameter: 11/16 in. ( 1.7 cm )
Marks: 
struck: on obverse: "[M] ASATHVSETS [IN]" struck: on reverse: "NEWENGLAND [ANO]" 1652/XII
Description: 
Pine tree three pence. Obverse: a pine tree with a pellet fleching the tree trunk. Reverse: date above denomination is Roman numeral.
Gallery Label: 
Pine tree three pences were struck for the convenience of those wishing small change for their market purchases.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group